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Oct 20, 2012 4:30am PDT
debate, i want to ask you about these documents released by chairman issa. aren't these documents showing there was really a major security concern before the attack? >> well, we don't really know and the investigation is going on, we should let the investigation continue. the republicans with chairman issa, with mitt romney statements trying to make political hay out of a national tragedy, quite frankly, the way governor romney acted after the ambassador was killed was despicable. at a time of such national tragedy, we should be pulling together and speaking with one voice, not trying to score cheap political points. president obama is no more responsible for what happened in benghazi than president bush was for 9/11 or president reagan was for the marines being killed in beirut. >> you say we don't know. i want to read you something from this document on friday. this is from ambassador chris stevens. he writes in a cable, what we have seen are not random crimes of opportunity, but rather targeted and discriminate attacks. so, he, obviously, knew something there. this shows a pat
Oct 2, 2012 4:00pm PDT
secretary clinton today. one of the authors of the letter, representative darrell issa comes "outfront." >>> plus, we're 24 hours away from the first presidential debate. what are they going to say? we've got advisers to both of them. mitt and barack "outfront" tonight. and how a lot of money is riding on tomorrow's debate. a lot. let's go "outfront." >>> good evening, everyone, i'm erin burnett. "outfront" tonight, warning signs missed? that's what the republican head of the house oversight committee is charging tonight in the lead up to the u.s. ambassador's death in libya. he's calling for congress to return for a special hearing next week. it was a three-page letter and in it, darrell issa listed 13 security incidents and threats in libya in the past six months. including in june, a pro gadhafi facebook page mentioned his running habits. the posting directed a threat against stevens. issa says stevens stopped his morning runs for about a week and then resumed them. in june, an ied was successfully placed at the u.s. consulate in benghazi, blowing a hole in the security perimeter ga
Oct 22, 2012 1:00pm PDT
jeopardy. republican congressman darrell issa who chairs the house oversight and government reform committee, released 166 pages of sensitive communications on friday. foreign policy magazine quotes an unnamed state department official who says no one there had a chance to vet the material beforehand. what's more, this is the same darrell issa who some would say hypocritically derided wikileaks almost two years ago for doing exactly what he's done now. >> the kind of transparency we need is not to have somebody outing what is said by diplomats in private, and we need to change that and that's going to be a big part of our committee's oversight is to get that right so diplomats can do their job with confident dense. >> the kind of transparency we need is not to have somebody outing what is said by diplomats in private. fine words, mr. issa. a pity you don't seem to remember them in an election year. joining us thousand is democratic congressman elijah cummings, the oversight committee's ranking democrat. >> good to be with you. >> chairman issa's document dump included disclosures a
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Oct 18, 2012 9:00am EDT
darrell issa is accusing the department of health and human service of hiding the costs of the health care law in order to influence the election. we're going to take a look at that question, see what you think. bill: a group of cheerleaders sued for the right to display their religious message at a foot ball game. today they get their answer. >> we will not allow atheist groups from outside of the state of texas to come into this state, to use menacing and misleading, intimidation tactics to try to bully schools to bow down at the altar of secular beliefs. ♪ . martha: 5:00 somewhere, exactly. bill: sure is. bottle of red, bottle of white, will cost you a bit more comes from overseas. bad weather, damage to european vineyards. no! expected to be the worst grape harvest in 50 years, no! spain, france italy affected. there is always the great wines of california and oregon. how about new york state? martha: how about new york state? bill: how about new jersey? martha: how about new jersey. bill: that is worst news of the day. worst grape harvest in 50 years? come on. martha: ar
Oct 20, 2012 10:30pm EDT
issa and jason chaffetz. ii a letter to president obama they write..."...not only did the administration reeeatedly reject requests for increaaed securrty despite escalating violence, but it aaso systematically decreassd existing securiiy to dangerous and ineffective levels. we have been told repeatedly that the admmnistrationndid this to 'normalization' n libyaaafter thh conclusion of its civil war." the bbmm administratiin as said there was o "actionable attack was imminent...and some democrrts on capitol hill say ápoliticalá advantageeoffthe attack.engel says: "do you think itts a coincidence two days before a nattonal debate oo foreiin olicy, congressman issa releases these documents, i meaa this is pure politics, pure and simple and he american peeple deserve better." senators john mccain, lindsey &ppraham, anddkelly a-yacht hav sent a áseccndá letter to the nation's ntelligence leaders...áagainá asking them to larify what they told the administration about the attacc...and when...the &psenators wwitt..."yourrlack o pbility to performmour duties on be
Oct 14, 2012 8:30am PDT
congressman darrell issa whose committee is investigating. we'll also gret the take of congressman elijah cummings, senior democrat on the committee. then we'll talk about that, the with vice presidential debate, and the campaign with our political panel, david corn of "mother jones" magazine. katrina vanden heuvel of the can the nation. bay buchanan, pollster frank lutz and our own john dickerson. that's a lot but this is "face the nation." captioning sponsored by cbs from cbs news in washington, "face the nation" with bob schieffer. >> schieffer: good morning. senator lindsey graham is one of the senior republicans on the armed services committee. and he has been looking into this attack. senator, welcome to the broadcast. i know you have been investigating this. have you reached an conclusions on why the administration waited so long to acknowledge this was the work of terrorists? >> well, the facts are there was never a riot. the night in question, september 11, ambassador stevens was being visited by the turkish ambassador. and the coordinated attack lasted for hours with al qaeda-as
Oct 11, 2012 3:00pm PDT
. fox business reported that congressman darrell issa wants to look into whether officials are cooking the books on the job numbers in order to help the president out. >> now chairman issa wants to have hearings on this. take a listen. >> the way it's being done with constant revisions tells us that it's not as exact a science as it needs to be and there's got to be a better way to get those numbers or don't put them out if they are going to be wrong as much as half a point. >> hearings on the job numbers? really? this would put issa in the company of conspiracy theorists like jack welch and rush limb a limbaugh and his spokesman spoke out, the oversight committee has not announced or decided to hold or convene a hearing. no plans? sure about that? because fox business later ran another clip showing issa talking about when he would hold the hearings that he supposedly isn't going to hold. >> well, now the top republican says he wants to hold hearings into the matter. take a listen. >> we intend to work every day through the november and december time to get these kinds of things done.
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Oct 10, 2012 8:00am PDT
the year up to the attack and a short time ago chairman issa was not ruling out calling secretary of state hillary clinton to explain what happened but today begins with the whistle-blowers. >> you never take it off the table but it could go sideways, it could go to the white house, to the fbi, there are a lot of places that people and places that had to fail in order for this terrible tragedy to occur. >> reporter: what we're expecting today is a lot of attention on an email that was written by a senior member of security for the state department. this suggested they were directed by washington to normalize conditions on the ground so, in other words, it appeared that the security was being driven by political factors, jon. bill: so what is our state department saying about the attack now? has the story in essence changed? >> reporter: well, it has. for reporters in advance of the hearing the briefers confirmed who was first reported by fox news on september 17th, six days after the attack that there was no demonstration at the consulate when the attack unfolded at 9:340 in the even
Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm PDT
hill as darrell issa looked into the attack in benghazi that killed christopher stevens and three other americans. they have accused the administration of giving false information in the aftermath of the attack. they characterized it as a spontaneous protest that arose over an anti-muslim film in the usa today. here is issa today. >> today the state department became the process of becoming clean about what occurred in benghazi. contrary to early assertions by the administration, let's understand, there was no protest and cameras reveal that and the state department, the fbi and others have that video. >> democrats charged the hearing itself was politically motivated and that republicans have left them out of the investigation. here was ranking member elijiah couple krchl ummings. >> we need to carefully investigate allegations that have been made over the past week and we need to run them to the ground before we jump to conclusions. we should not be about the business of drawing concludes and then looking for the facts. >> for more on today's hearing and the politics behind it we
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Oct 3, 2012 2:00am EDT
looked at it. now the letter, darrell issa, signed by issa, the media has to watch now. april 6 in benghazi, two libyans threw a small i.e.d. over the consulate fence. april dop, contractors kidnapped, this one is the scary one. june 6, two months prior to the attack. placed an i.e.d. at the north gate of the consulate in benghazi blowing a hole big enough for 4 men to walk through. now we have a time line. we have e-mails. information now that will implicate the obama administration. if you pull that sweater it will come off and there will be exposing too many things we don't want to see. >> in the communication, one of the first things you want to do is admit what you know and admit what you don't know. administration went full bore blaming spontaneous attack on a video that is not true. intel community last friday tried to take the fall for it. people aren't buying it. something happened in the seven days where the white house and the intel community weren't talking to one another. >> bob: i want to know the key question, where did the video come from? where did the story -- sor
Oct 20, 2012 11:30pm EDT
it's a coincidence that two days before a national debate on foreign policy, congressman issa releases the documents? i mean this is pure politics pure and simple and the american -- looked better. >> reporter: mccain, graham, and ayotte sent a second letter, again, asking them to clarify what they told the administration about the attack and when. the senator's right. your lack of response is inhibiting the ability for me to continue. the chairman of the services committee likewise has not gotten answers from the pentagon. >> i'm troubled by the way this incident is left folding, unfolding because for all of the president's talk about wanting to get information to the american people, they're not being responsive. >> and peter king, the chairman of the house homeland security committee wrote to president obama and asking him to release the intelligence documents related to the attack. >>> "the washington post" is out with some hot-button election year issues. they ask maryland voter whether they share a ballot on that and he was supposed to join us yesterday morning to talk a
Oct 22, 2012 6:00am PDT
. thank you, darrell issa. >> again? wow. >> stephanie: do you see what he did? [ ♪ "world news tonight" ♪ ] this is just incredible. >> disclosing the name of libya nationals that could put them in danger. play politics in time for the debate tonight. several names of libyans working with u.s. officials were contained in the 166 pages of documents the house oversight committee which issa released friday. top congressional democrats accused issa of drumming up negative coverage for the obama administration on the head of the final debate. >> if those guys get killed, it will be because of darrell issa. >> stephanie: senator john kerry said it is a moment of real incompetence and irresponsibility. the oversight has exposed libya nationals to possible danger. this is irreresponsible inexcusable, worst of all, entirely avoidable. it is profoundly against america's interests in a difficult region. it is bad enough it is becoming a political side show presumably driven by the calendar of monday's upcoming presidential debate. even worse in their rush to make shust, if exposed libya
Oct 25, 2012 5:30am EDT
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Oct 14, 2012 6:30am EDT
. >> as to the number of assets, chairman ice issa said this. people are in the hospital recovering because it only took moments to breach that facility somehow doesn't seem to ring true to the american people. >> the chairman's point was reinforced this week by the dozens of heavily armed men. >> question. given the facts that have come out since the september 11th benghazi attacks, can it be sad with certainty that there was adequate forewarning of the security gaps but inadequate follow through by the department of state mort? >> that is the only conclusion you can take from it. plenty of warning, they wanted more police protection for the embassy and it was not given. in fact they had virtually nothing. they took away the plane that was standing by to take them out, in case of emergency. absolutely it was a disgrace, frankly. >> right they considered that facility it wasn't even a consulate and somehow it didn't merit getting the same kind of security which is why you had that ridiculous statement by this woman. there is now an investigation headed by thomas pickerring, a career
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Oct 6, 2012 2:30pm EDT
. and darrell issa and david chapman sent a letter to secretary of state hillary clinton claiming that quote, multiple u.s. federal government officials confirmed to the committee that prior to september 11th attack, the u.s. mission in libya made repeated requests for increased security in benghazi. the mission in libya, however, was denied these resources by officials in washington. the fbi arrived in benghazi wednesday, three weeks after the attack, but spent only about 12 hours there. we're back with dan henninger, and also wall street board, matt comiskey and bret, foreign policy has said to be a big edge for president obama. is that edge eroding maust of libya and the middle east. >> i think it is eroding and time the president to get credit for policies that don't exist. >> there's focus on the kind of bureaucratic blunders made both prior didded especially prior to the attack and not sufficiently securing our diplomatic security there. >> it's an important issue? >> it's a democratic issue. >> paul: don't we have to keep our diplomatic issues secure? >> yes, but it's not t
Oct 13, 2012 4:00am PDT
increases security." here's darrell issa on real time with bill maher last night. >> when vice president biden says, we didn't know about their need for more security in libya, he's only talk about the president and vice president because as it turns out, he doesn't hear what his own people say at the state department and all up and down underscoring testimony. >> issa should know the details of the testimony, he's the chairman of the house overnight committee that is investigating the libya tragedy. "new york times" reports that biden and the president probably did not know about the security requests. they were handled further down the command chain at the state department level. those requests were largely for tripoli and not actually for benghazi. >>> now to the west coast and the final journey for the space shuttle "endeavour." the shuttle is moving through the streets today by the supermarkets and the shell station and the mcdonald's. really amazing pictures. here at a gas station nearby. it has actually been on the move most of the morning. the shuttle is headed to the california
Oct 14, 2012 6:00pm EDT
is as strong as possible. that is the right approach. >> yes today report came out that issa wanted to show a report that showed a big uptick in jobs. his office said he had but they hinted that he investigated that. do you have a reason to suspect there is any kind of doll play? >> i have not had a conversation with him on this. i talked to him about the situation in libya. i heard somewhere a report that maybe california had not filed their numbers and timed to be reflected in the latest job numbers that came out. i have not had those discussions with chairman issa our committee staff. >> you have to leave it there. >> let me pick up on the conversation of this so-called facing. he asked him about that. what is happening right now? what did you hear? >> it is interesting. ever wish i to figure out these situations. we cannot even begin to figure of these scenario until november 7. it is clear they're not thinking seriously until they know who has won. it is very interesting that he said he would allow sequestration to take effect even if nothing else happens. other republicans hav
Oct 19, 2012 7:00pm EDT
darrell issa, meanwhile, is pressing the white house for answers about the attack. issa sent a letter to the president along with 166 pages of documents that the state department had turned over to issa's committee. nbc's jim mick klaszewski joins now from the pentagon with more on this. good evening, jim. >> reporter: good evening, larry. in those documents released by the house oversight committee today we heard directly from ambassador chris stevens himself, who was killed in that attack on the u.s. consulate in benghazi on september 11th of this year. and in those cables to the state department he called the security situation there in benghazi unpredictable, volatile, and violent. in one cable as early as last june he said that libya's fragile security situation has deteriorated as tribal rivalries, power plays, and extremism intensifientensifies. then only one month, larry, before he was killed in that attack he wrote in a cable entitled "guns of august" that a security vacuum in benghazi had allowed islamic extremists to attack the red cross with impunity. and these are
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Oct 18, 2012 6:00pm EDT
. house oversight committee chairman darrell issa says the obama administration is trying to buy the election by propping up the medicare advantage program. issa is expected to subpoena documents from the health and human services department friday. issa contends the demonstration project costing more than $8 billion aims to postpone cuts to the program until after the election. h.h.s. says the project is providing incentives to improve care. >>> welfare spending topped $1 trillion last year. that is according to republican senator jeff sessions. he says spending by the federal and state government on more than 80 so-called welfare programs went from $800 billion in 2008 to more than a trillion in 2011. stocks were off today. dow lost eight. the s&p 500 dropped four. nasdaq fell 31. we do some fact checking on the debate argument over pensions. you may be surprised at what we found. later in the grapevine. can the final debate slow down governor romney's momentum? that's next. [ male announcer ] how do you make america's favorite recipes? just begin with america's favorite soups. bri
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Oct 27, 2012 2:00am PDT
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Oct 21, 2012 8:00am PDT
by darrell issa, chairman of the house oversight committee, saying the move endangered libya nationals mentioned in the document, to score political points here at home. >> let's make sure that we understand exactly what did occur. but jumping to conclusions. i think darrell issa does a documentary dump on his web site of sensitive information about those in lib libya what are helping keep america safe t. shows the lengths many will go to to try to politicize this tragic situation. >> an aide to congressman issa says the documents were already listed as unclassified and he charges the committees are trying to, quote, create a distraction, to protect the president. >> jamie: live in washington, molly, thafers very much. >> eric: how will the attack play out in the debate tomorrow night? could this, the last of the three debate, turn out to be the deciding factor for undecided voters? we have a former spokesperson for jeb bush, and a democratic pollster and we welcome you both. >> good morning. >> eric: justip, let me start with you, on the subject of beep ben, what should gove
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Oct 2, 2012 3:00pm PDT
whether or not they heeded the warnings. >> committee chairman darrell issa is drawing attention to the r.p.g. attack in benghazi on june 11. >> the most disturbing was absolute attempt to assassinate the british ambassador that could have succeeded and obviously cast real questions on whether our ambassador was properly protected. >> briefing the state department spokesperson said secretary clinton would respond to the oversight committee today. adding -- >> yoit's fair to say we're still working through what we have in the building in terms of documentation, in terms of information, what we knew, who knew and when we knew it. >> reporter: the letters obtained exclusive by fox news appeared to confirm similar allegations and show the state department refuse to get involved in the dispute between blue mountain libya, security license holder and the operation blue mountain u.k. that trained and provided local guard. source with knowledge of the two state department meetings one in june and the second in july tells fox that the libyan contract holder felt the security provided by blue
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Oct 19, 2012 6:00pm EDT
issa of california and jason chaffitz of utah. the regional security officer told a hearing that the request for more security in benghazi were rebuffed by the state department. one memo from february of this year noted easy access that the militia enjoyed to military grade weapons, like rpgs. he noted the heavy weapons and the vehicle mountain weapons. these were the weapons used to kill stevens and three other americans on 9/11. >> the fall of gaddafi after four decades of authoritarian rule led to disbursal of tens of thousands of small and heavy weapons and lawlessness. al-qaeda affiliated group, including al-qaeda in the aqim and other extremist groups are likely to take advantage of the ongoing political turmoil in libya. he added the u.s. government remained concern such individuals and groups may use libya as platform from which to conduct attacks in the region. >> there are two aspects to look at. one leading up to the attack. or a cover up or gross incompetence following it. >> state department spokesman told me the secretary of state will fully address these matters only a
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Oct 27, 2012 12:00am EDT
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Oct 10, 2012 11:00pm EDT
doesn't add up. up. issa says, "thhre was no thaa and te statt department, phe fbi, and others have that video."" the top sttte department official who testifiedd before the house lawmakerss a day after this attack on the beeghazi consulatt that he beeievvd it "i told them that it was my peessnal opinion and that i because the nature of it aad the lethality of it hat it was,,uh, um, a commlex atttac." &psusan rice who, five dayss after the attack made the rounds of the ssnday talk shows, insisting >t wassa demonstration - prompted by a you tube video for an &pof controo. kenneeyysays, "if &pany addinistration official, were on television on sunday - september 16th, they would have said what ambaasador rice said." that position, republicaa whh just returned &pfrom the regioo. chaffetz sayss "when was in libya, a good part of the day, never &ponce did person ever mentio a video, never." with at &pdocumenneddsecurity inciddnts june, lawmakerr wereetold that - tripoli could not protect american interests. noodstrom s the libyan government for &psecurity, intelligence, and law en
Oct 3, 2012 12:00am PDT
congressmen, oversight committee chairman darrell issa of california and jays leveled new allegations. in a letter to secretary of state clinton, they charged washington rejected multiple requests for security improvements at been gas emission. they base their assertions on unidentified sources described as multiple u.s. federal government officials. the state department spokeswoman said the secretary would respond in writing this very day. >> her response is going to be relatively succinct today, as i said, expressing her complete commitment to work with the congress to get fully to the bottom of this. but i don't anticipate she'll be able to answer the specific questions today >> warner: the two congressmen say their committee will hold a hearing next wednesday on the libya attack. meanwhile the f.b.i. has sent a team to libya to determine just what happened. and secretary clinton named a review board to assess security arrangements at that u.s. consulate and others. and while the investigations proceed, the "new york times" reported today that the pentagon and c.i.a. are drawing up conti
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